Tuesday, May 31, 2016

JOE CALICO'S SUCCESSFUL GREBE PLATFORM DESIGN

Joe's grebe platform on display at the 2016 Spring Bird Festival
The previous post referenced Red-Necked Grebe platforms made by Joe Calico, a member of the Lakeshore Yacht Club.  
Joe has been working on and perfecting his design over a number of years.  The ever increasing number of chicks hatched in the bay at Sam Smith Park every year is ample evidence of the worthiness of his endeavours.
Every spring, Joe can be seen in his dinghy tirelessly putting out the platforms in the bay.  He attaches them to brightly coloured buoys for the birds' safety and anchors them with cement blocks so that they won't drift.
The grebes, birders, photographers and other park visitors are very, very grateful, Joe.  Thanks.

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